Our Mfuko bags are the smaller version of our Shamba baskets. Beautifully crafted with the same round leather handles and vibrant patterns, they fit comfortably over your shoulder as a medium sized purse or bag. Each basket is handcrafted from sisal, a process that starts with the harvesting and preparing of the sisal fibers. Once brushed and dried, the fibers are hand dyed and the weaving can begin, taking place between day-to-day farming and household duties. It can take up to a week to complete a basket, depending on its size and complexity. Once finished, the baskets are handed to a fundi, or tradesperson, who adds the leather handles and details. The baskets then begin their journey to us in Canada, and ultimately, on to you!
We support the creative process involved in the production of every basket. By purchasing individual creations, we support women who are using their craft to supplement their income as subsistence farmers while supporting their freedom to create.
Help Us give Back
We donate a minimum of 1% of our gross sales back to Kenya through the grassroots aide organization Twende Development.